Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Robert B. Kamm

Robert B. Kamm came to Oklahoma State University as dean of Arts and Sciences in 1958. In 1965, he became vice president for Academic Affairs, and in 1966 was installed as the sixteenth president of OSU. His tenure spanned an era of great growth and great unrest in the American academy. Under his leadership, OSU became a national leader in telecommunications and international outreach. After resigning in 1977, Kamm ran for the United States Senate, losing to incumbent senator David Boren. In retirement he headed up the monumental centennial history project published in twenty-five volumes by OSU in the early 1990s. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1972 and the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 1994.